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. with me today, ben stein. steve cornaki is joining us, as well. president obama returned to washington moments ago, cutting short his christmas vacation. the president has now spoken with all four congressional leaders, according to the white house communications director he. the house remains on vacation, but there are a few signs of life in the capital. gop leaders have released a new statement with an old message to the senate. the ball is in your court. the statement says the house will take action on whatever the senate can pass, but the senate first must act. well, this morning, senate majority leader reid slammed the house republicans not not even showing up. >> if we go over the cliff, and it looks like that's where we are headed, the house of representatives as we speak with four days left after today before the first of the year aren't here with the speaker having told them they will give them 48 hours inside. i can't imagine their conscious. >> well, senator reid is expected to hold a news conference about the talks this afternoon. so here is where we stand. reid wants to ge
atlanta rushed in 2007 overjoyed to adopt ben. >> you have gotten to be a big boy. >> with a headful of hair. >> i know. like daddy's. >> reporter: a relationship that took nearly a year to get started. >> a million pieces of paper. it's -- you laugh about it but it is quite an intensive process. >> reporter: now, at home, ben just turned 7. very much an all-american boy. >> how about some milk? >> i hate milk. >> you hate milk. >> reporter: celebrating the holidays. last christmas aadopted a second russian child and prepared to work through the sticky wheels of bureaucracy again and now politics threatening to derail the dream entirely. russian president vladimir putin angry about a new american law targeting russian human rights violators today banned all adoptions to america. some russian lawmakers have been trumpeting the cases of which kids were hurt in the states like one in virginia four years ago when a child died after accidentally left in a hot car. though the father was found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter. >> there really is a great irony here in that america spea
on you is seeing the broadway show "ben franklin in paris." why? >> i volunteered to go to vietnam, it was an advisory effort, it was not leading u.s. combat troops. a lot of people told me i was crazy. what are you doing this for? there is no career enhancement for you going over there and advising them and that sort of thing. i told them they don't understand. it is a sense of duty. i'm an instrument of war. i was not articulating my possession well. -- my position very well. then i saw "ben franklin in paris" and this wonderful last scene where ben franklin stands up about how will i find those americans then. will they love liberty given it to their crib for nothing. if you are not free you are lost without hope. and are they willing to die for it? that is one question that you have to ask, are you willing to die for it and the answer must be, yes, sir, i would. that is why i was going to vietnam. i have never forgotten those words. >> there's another point where you talk about the civilians in washington seeing too many rambo movies. >> there was an element pressuring, i felt,
, december 31st, and this is "now." chief economic correspondent for politico, ben white. jen bendry of the huffington post. partisan ranker and frustration all around, we've arrived at the fiscal cliff. the senate, which was expected to hold an up and down vote on a final bare bones budget deal last night wasn't quite able to make it happen. harry reid gave us problem or lack thereof. >> there are two sides still apart, and negotiations are continuing as i speak. there's still more before we can bring ledges laying to the floor. what else is new? can anyone save this congress from itself? turns out the new man responsible is vice president joe biden. yep. that's right. joe biden is the latest person to be called on to try to get congress out of the straight jacket they've put themselves in. the vp and senate minority leader mitch mcconnell exchanged phone calls until midnight last night and again this morning, and appeared to be zeroing in on a tax rate compromise in the region of a $450,000 to $550,000 threshold. a higher rate than the president's earlier compromise as well as an a
're following is ben smit of buzz feed, carol roth radio host and maria cardona, the democratic strategist and cnn contributor and ali velshi our chief business correspondent. what do you make of this deal that looks like it's going to be a deal, the house looks like it's going to follow the senate's lead, carol, pleat go to you first. good deal or bad deal? >> well, i guess it depends on for who. for the american people i think this is a mediocre deal at best because it doesn't have a solution. i have a very hard time throwing a parade for a congress that took 13 months to get a mediocre solution that doesn't address spending, doesn't address the debt, raises taxes not only on the wealthy but i keep hearing it's not raising taxes on the middle class. that's not true. the payroll tax cut is expiring. so taxes are going up for everybody. we're going to end up in a situation where we end up fighting over the debt ceiling and sequestration in two months. so maybe the market makes out okay but the american people didn't make out okay with this. >> but that payroll tax cut was always seen as a
in employment insurance ben filt fits and deal with unemployment insurance cuts. >> so the question is, could they actually get that many republicans to vote for this package that the president is calling for? >> but politically, what he is doing is essentially saying this is the plan that i'm putting forth. let's get it through the senate and if it fails, it will fail in the republican-led house. essentially having rely cans having owned that failure. >> i didn't hear also about the debt ceiling that the treasury secretary was just saying we need to raise pretty much any day now. is this going to be the next couple of months in terms of this debate? does the white house have a strategy for dealing with both in the next phase? >> well, they're quite clear that there's probably just too much at this point to put that in this initial package, specifically the debt ceiling. that they're saying there's probably no way that they're going to be able to address that right now. they know that that's sort of the next big hurdle that they're going to have to face, once they deal with the immediate issu
it through the day. why don't we bring in our cast of thousands here. ben willis, jason milly, brad fredelander, and of course rick santel santelli. ben let me get to you first of all. what do you feel this means beyond just the market moves today, the emerging deal what does it mean for the markets once we crack into the new year? >> we knew they could do it, it just took a long embarrassing cost of our reputation in the world to get it done. with that being said, i think you mentioned the capping on the tax deductions. you want to keep an eye on the high end housing and the high end buildings. if that does come to fruition. but the whole tape is moving. apple in and of itself is moving the nasdaq today. that may be a function of the idea of the continuation of the tax benefits for writeoff in the business sector. people investing, businesses investing in technology to grow their business. so that would be the area that i think you're seeing the greatest impact. but the whole market is moving. the building stones of an economy, the basic material groups and the consumer spending is
picked up the dixiecrats. they played that game. here's ben affleck in 1980 by pretending to be producing a hollywood movie. >> you've got six people highing out in a town. you want to set up a movie in a week. you want to lie to hollywood, a town where everybody lies for a living, and then you're going to sneak a 007 and then you're going to walk the brady bunch out of the most watched city in the world. >> that's right. >> right. look, i've got to tell you. we did suicide missions in the army that had better odds than this. >> what did you think? i was at a movie theater in washington and everybody cheered like mad at a movie when that was over. >> oh, i know. i think it's a hustle of genius. i think ben should take that senate position that's open. he proves that he is just a consummate showman in this movie. everything about this movie is real. absolutely real. fetishistically real, except for the climax which is straight out of a hollywood cliff hanger from the 1920s. but it's a terrifically entertaining movie. and it shows you how much we didn't know way back when. >> i know, i reme
saying that their convictions were tainted by naked racism. >>> ben affleck's story about how there was a reduce by the cia and canadian government to get hostages released. now a canadian who played a critical role in the real-life drama has died. >>> call it blackmon in the nfl. lovie smith, one of the seven coach who's got fired after the regular season. 10-6 record. led the bears to the super bowl in 2006. other coaches getting the ax. romio crennel, chan gaily, ken whisenhunt. and andy reid. pat shurmur and norv turner. five general managers also got the ax. a tough day in the national football league. >>> something to watch during today's 104th tournament of roses parade. for the first time ever, the defense department has a float, a replica of the korean war veterans memorial in washington, d.c. >> is there something significant about the first day of the year? >> the season ended the day before. finished all their games. as soon as games are over, they fire everyone, clear house. the reason you fire so many coaches, in nfl, so much parreded onny. they have the same lev
are packing our parachutes with luke russert, aman jabbers, politico's ben white, and mckay and the huffington post ben. plus, the latest on secretary of state hillary clinton's health concerns and how the new benghazi report and succession at stake will impact the white house's other looming cabinet concerns. and the president officially puts gun control on his second term agenda. can his new priority become a reality? all that when "now" starts in a mere 180 seconds. keep my eye o. but, i didn't always watch out for myself. with so much noise about health care... i tuned it all out. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to give me a heart attack. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare.
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such conversations we're having with retiring members. jonas freight sit down with ben nelson -- join us for a sit down with ben nelson. he helped forge a domination. that is 8:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span. interviews with two retired house members. first jerry lewis and later, a conversation with california lynn woolsey. the epa administrator has announced her decision to resign her posts in january. the chief environmental watchdog is stepping down after a nearly four this year tenure , new controls on coal-fired plants. jackson found herself caught between administration pledges to solve controversial problems and steady resistant from groups that complaint the rules destroy jobs and make it harder for american companies to compete internationally. that is from the ap. steny hoyer will talk about the looming fiscal cliff during a briefing later today. that will be about 2:15 eastern and we'll have that life for you here on c-span. kent conrad is retiring after 26 years in office. he talked about partisanship in the senate and his time working on economic issues including his time on the bowle
school in that city was shut down, there were boycotts, protests, and ben chavis, a reverend -- still a reverend, called in to quell some violence. one night of rioting a white-owned supermarket was firebombed. chavis, eight other black males and a white female seeing on the screen now were convicted of arson and conspiracy and sentenced to a combined 282 years. no one was killed in the fire but convicted. and a few years later, one of the witnesses recanted his story from the trial and said that he was coerced and bribed, others did the same. their convictions were overturned and they were released after about eight years. just yesterday, north carolina governor bev perdue pardoned them and gave them a pardon of innocence. here's part of what she said. convic c convictions represent an ugly stain on north carolina's justice system that cannot be allowed to stand any longer. again, four of the wilmington ten have since died before they saw that statement from north carolina's governor. >> why did it take so long? >> it happened because, after probably 25, 30 years some notes were foun
places to eat like a local. our senior international correspondent ben wedeman's in cairo to sample. >> reporter: i'm ben wedeman's in cairo, egypt. if you're looking for something that's cheap, filling, nutritious and quintessentially egyptian, or so they say, abu tare is the place to go. there's no reason here to ask for a menu, because there's only one item they serve here, and that is really, the working man's lunch here in egypt. kushari. it's a very simple dish with rice, pasta, lentils, tomato sauce, a sort of garlic and vinegar sauce, and as you can see, they do a very brisk business here. now, i said before that kushari isn't quintessentially an egyptian food, i discovered it's not. it actually coming from an indian dish that's composed of rice, lentils, fried onions and chopped vegetables. apparently introduced to egypt by the british army. so what we have here is the basic ingredients of the kushari, and what you do is add a bit of lemon to it. and some extra chickpeas, and what i like the most is the extra fried onions, which really do add to this dish. plus, the tomato
. >>> let's talk about london. big ben, you know what that is? that's the big clock. fireworks lit up the sky and blazing rockets launched from the banks of the thames. >> and the pope said despite all the death and injustice in the word, goodness would prevail. the 85-year-old leader appeared tired during the service. the pope endured a major betrayal last year after it was revealed that his butler stole personal papers and leaked them to a journalist. >> can't make that up. i it's like a movie, right? >>> now that 2012 is gone, there are words and phrases that should go with it. >> scholars at lake superior university decided there are about 12 of those words and phrases that need to be put out to pasture. on the list, yolo, which means you only live once. fiscal cliff. hello. just go away. superfood, all had enough of it. i haven't had enough of the food, but you know. >> everything seems to be a superfood these days. trending, because it's not anymore. and bucket list, because the things on it tend to be less exciting than they used to be. >> i'm glad to see yolo. yolo and fiscal
with flying colors, and the cue tests. >>> welcome back. here's one factor you might not expect. as ben tracey reports, investors from china are putting billions of dollars into american business to meet the increasing chinese demand for u.s. products. >> reporter: scott meadows runs ss silenus vineyards in california. there's a reason he put the bald eagle on the bottle. >> that was a specific request from the owners in china. >> reporter: chinese investors bought it and now 90% of the wine from here that's 9,000 cases, is shipped to china. what does the chinese want with a vineyard in nappa valley. >> there's a big demand for goods that are scarce. they're buying american-made products and sending their money back over here. >> reporter: and the jobs stay here. >> and the jobs stay here. >> reporter: they have invested $16.4 billion in the u.s. in the past decade. $1.3 billion in california companies, a record $560 million in just the past year. the chinese are also boosting the golden state's housing recovery. they've bought one out of every ten homes sold in t
500. a lot of people say the ben bernanke rally. plugging money into the economy, but also a lot of regular people and hedge fund managers, pull out. so you might have missed it. >> a lot higher -- >> i should check it more often. docs don't check stuff this often. >> we can help each other, my friend. you keep us healthy, we'll make you rich. >>> second of state is spending new year's eve in the hospital, sadly. because of a blood clot. the latest on her condition, just ahead. >>> and the kardashian clan about to get bigger. kim's big announcement. watch us any time at your desk top or mobile phone, go to cnn.com/tv. i've always had to keep my eye on her... but, i didn't always watch out for myself. with so much noise about health care... i tuned it all out. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to give me a heart attack. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in
to smuggle americans out of country. the real-life drama is the subject of the ben affleck movie "argo." >> who will be the rising stars of the coming political yore? a look when we come back. you're watching "early start" on cnn. [ female announcer ] born from the sweet monk fruit, something this delicious could only come from nature. new nectresse. the 100% natural no-calorie sweetener made from the goodness of fruit. new nectresse. sweetness naturally. because for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise, alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. let's fight fat with alli. ♪ >>> 2012 election is over, but never ftoo early to look forwar to 2016. hillary clinton looks to be above all political comers who are the rising stars? we have the political editor of buzz speed with a list. he joins us to reveal who they are. welcome to the program. >> thank you for having me on. >> a couple of stars in florida top your list. tell me about it. >> yeah, senator marco rubbio ad jeb bush, former governor of florida. both of them have been long-time allies and
a desperate plea for help to find her two missing boys. a nationwide search was under way to locate ben and henry, they were on a holiday trip with their father in tennessee, they were supposed to return to georgia on december 24th, they never came back. during our live interview last night teresa made a desperate plea for help to find her sons. minutes after that interview, the boys called their mother, told her they were safe and that they were in austin, texas. police there tell cnn that someone at a hotel recognized the boy from the amber alert and our program and contacted police. theresa jumped on a plane to texas and was reunited with her sons just hours later. theresa and her sons have returned and they came here to our couch to share their story. she has not told them everything. but here's how our conversation went. >> tell us what happened at the hotel. >> we tried calling her, but it went to -- it seemed like her phone was shut off. and there was no -- it didn't turn -- it didn't answer. >> right. >> and then the man came in and said what? >> i forget. what man? >> the man c
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from big ben rang loudly. it caps a big dear for london. >> they're not going to have as much fun as we are with fire works on the embark dareo coming up, new apps helping smart phone users stick to their new year's resolution autos an animal fight caught on camera. what experts say was behind this battle. >> as mount tam camera. clouds in the sky. they should not interfere with our viewing. i'm spencer christian n midnight forecast coming up. >> want to check the traffic this, is a live view of the golden gate bridge. everybody heading into san francisco is running into traffic. it's incoming traffic to the city. if you're headed into san francisco just expect it's going to be slow going at times. more still to come at 4:00. >>> to an mazing video of an animal right. >> -- fight. >> the video shows two giraffes using their necks as weapons here. >> here is is a look at what happened when giraffes attack. >> huge claws, sharp teeth, aggressive antlers. now with this rare video, two unlikely fighters are sticking their necks in the ring. right giraffes.ícvó battling it out. watch. they
. the answer, maryland junior senator ben cardin. he spent 20 terms in the house before becoming a senator. that's a good chunk of time. >>> if you have a political question for us, e-mail us. we'll be right back. don't go anywhere. [ male announcer ] how do you measure happiness? by the armful? by the barrelful? the carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >>> i have appointed brian schott as the next senator from hawaii. of course senator inouye's views and wishes were considered fully. >>> quite an amazing shocker there, tracy, we thought it was going to be dana. >> well, democracy often treated like a sport, but in the end is a democracy. i give kudos to the governor for following his principles and the wishes of the state. i don't even want to try to dissect if it was a dis on the late heroic senator. >> i think there's a number that matters, 40, the age of brian shatz. this sets him up for decades if he manages to win. the congresswoman i think is in her early 60
will walk the cliff. tom ronafaruhar and ben white. plus, one man could hold the key to a successful second term for president barack obama. senator jeff murphy will join us to explain why before the senate does anything, it has to reform the fill la buster. and we will look at this debate that has been prompted by the movie "zero dark 30" with professor, author, and emmy award winner. all that starts in just three minutes.
on ben gi sai? we'll never know the truth, will we?" i think we will. it may take time, but we will. that leave off. gerri willis is up nexto explain all this for you. have a great weekend, everybody. gerri: hello, everybody, president obama calling on congress just moments ago asking to avoid the fiscal cliff. he said he is moderately optimistic that a deal could be done by december 31. congressional leaders are working on crafting a bill. certainly no grand bargain here that would improve entitlements. if they can't get a deal, the president has told harry reid to put the white house proposals up for an up or down vote. the details just keep on coming out. with us now are two guests. first, we are going to go rich edson. he is here with the very latest. tell us what you made of the president's comments. he was very direct. reporter: he ws. and now he passes on to the senate. senate majority leader harry reid, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. they are trying to come up with something that can pass the house and the senate. the president laid out a proposal earlier this eveni
are being cu unacceptably, you know that is bad. and let me just say, this is not a matter of ben counting. this goes to the ability of america tosustain the international order that our economy rests on. you're not going to have sustained prosperity in the united states if the united states can provide whatever minimal order there is in the world today. that's the direction we're heading in. gerri: what's going to happen as a practical matter, los, peop, a machine. what will get cut? >> if the sequestration goes through over the long term, obviously the worst thing that will happen will be our inability to procure the sophisticated and expensive weapons system that we need. in the short term on sure there will try personnel layoffs o mitigate the effect of it, but it is unpleasant either way. people sy these expensive weapons systems from a you don't need them. let me bevery clear. i don't want the united states to ever be in a fair fightwith anybody. i would much rather spend on advanced weapons systems to protect against american casualties. the point here is if america is not perceived
-called fiscal cliff was coined by ben bernanke. the story from "roll call." "it could be reached over this weekend." were heard from the house rules committee chairman yesterday. they are taking steps in advance to extend these tax cuts. a deal could be on the floor today if there is an agreement. from "the washington times" this morning. "offers fly, but still no agreement" is the headline. mitch mcconnell bypassed senator reid to speak directly to the vice president. host: mark is joining us. your thoughts from manassas, a virginia. caller: good morning. thank you for c-span. we voters know this country has a lot of issues going forward. if they can take a bite out of these difficult issues one at a time, how will they make sure this country is put on a better footing? this is item number one in a list of hundredsd. -- in a list of hundreds. they are not willing to raise any taxes. just rolling back some of the bush-era tax cuts. when you're having issues, you have to make tough choices. host: thank you for the call. the damage may be done. some of the comments yesterday. [video cli
this week and there were a few issues raised by support. number one is the religion has totally for ben for gay people to get married. second of all we have others who did mention earlier about equal opportunity that every person has the right to get married regardless of whether they are male or female. the last plane like to make it say what this young person who can say to to me they shouldn't have been voted for the make your mark ballot. instead it should have been young people and the police, which is by far more important. thank you. [applause] >> and i'm not just to say because they see a small number of people standing up who have spoken before and i welcome your csm, but in fairness to people who haven't had a chance to speak, i need to be looking for those who have not spoken before the debate. the woman in the back row. yes, it is you. >> i am representing. it is love, care and dedication between two people. if those two people know they love each other, is it unfair to say they need to have it written on paper and writing on paper for his love more important. there are othe
are usually a good indicator of how the oscar race will shape up. >>> some other films to watch, ben affleck's nail-biter "argo." also scored a best picture golden globe nomination. the critics have been raving about his directorial performance. listen to what he told me drew him to this project. >> i wanted to make a movie about people who sacrificed for their country were more grounded and realistic. what it cost them in their marriage, they never see their kids, they can't tell their family where they're going or when they'll be home. the uncertainty they have. will i ever come back? will i die overseas? >> and this isn't affleck's first time directing, he directed "gone baby gone" in 2007 and "the town." >> doc, she's crazy. >> and if you're in the mood for something more comedic, check out "silver linings playbook" which co-stars bradley cooper and robert de niro. lots of stars to watch, so many movies to see. get the popcorn ready. alison, christi? >> thanks, kareen. >>> so what do anderson cooper, kathy griffin, and nude pictures on a couch have in common? >> i don't think i want to k
to defense spending and other programs. fed chair ben bernanke warned that if these cuts went through, and we're looking at a deadline that's 16 hours away, the country risked going over what he called a fiscal cliff. since the president's re-election, he and republicans have traded offers and counteroffers, finding little common ground on tax increases and cuts from entitlements. president obama and speaker boehner met one on one. nothing happened. the speaker offered plan "b," never got enough support within his own party. here we are all over again. do we have tom coburn? joining us now from capitol hill, republican senator from oklahoma, senator tom coburn. senator, thanks for being with us. >> you're welcome. >> so, why, first of all, does this deadline tonight matter? and i heard you make comments yesterday out on the streets of washington to a reporter that you think we're going to go over the cliff? >> i do. >> okay. >> i do. let me take issue with a couple of things you said. >> okay. >> number one is we haven't cut the first penny yet from the federal government, and it's important
. >> and lastly, i'll just ask you, what is the level of disappointment that ben affleck is not going to run in the state of massachusetts or the commonwealth of massachusetts? >> i knew that one was coming. well, hey, you know, we were all surprised. we either heard jones that he was going to run and suddenly people were taking it seriously and he posted on his facebook page a rather serious posting that said, you know, i'm not going to do it but i'm ownered and thank you. i think there's a little bit of disappointment. certainly he would have had that star quality. but we'll move on to the next guy. >> yeah. i think that would have probably been the two best looking guys in the history to run against each other. thank you so much for joining us. >> thanks. >> the dysfunction of this honor may very well carry over in the 113th session with few signs that either democratic or republican leaders can strike a basic bargaining agreement, let alone a grand bargain. former congressman martin frost 06 texas and david winston, former gingrich campaign adviser, he was auto member of the speaker's of
avoided by the current chairman ben bernanke, and even though he avoids the conversation, he doesn't avoid giving congress the biggest fire hose in the world filled with free water. >> i love those kind of fire hoses on every corner, please. >> what's that, david? >> bernanke is the most aggressive fed governor we will ever know in the last 40 or 50 years with the monetary stimulation that began in november 2008. >> well her, needed to be? >> and that's likely to still be the only game in town in the face of just fiscal irresponsibility. >> in light of a digs functional congress and no fiscal direction coming from washington in terms of the capitol or the white house, you needed a more aggressive fed chairman, didn't you, david? >> absolutely, you do, and he's the best student of history for this type of situation. i worry two or three years down the road when he has to unwind it, when this record monetary stimulation could ultimately be inflationary, but that's not anywhere in the cards for the next 12 to 18 months. >> he won't be there anyway. he doesn't have to worry about that. he won'
, and that will be message. >> byron is wrong, ben afleck will get best director for argo. which is an excellent movie, and i think you know, he's very popular, in hollywood, and i think that he did an excellent job with his movies and does great acting in it and the other movie that i think will be up will be "zero dark 30" though there is criticism because of the torture stuff and hollywood doesn't like those kinds of things. >> chris: let's move on, the economy. >> i think the fed's zero interest rate policy will be more of a problem than people realize today. and, there will be a crisis, people will understand, the need for monetary policy, not just fiscal policy and the gold standard, ridiculed, will come back into serious discussion as a way to constrain the fed's endless money to finance our endless deficit. >> chris: senator. >> housing, which led us into the recession and caused the financial panic because of housing relate instruments, has held the recovery back, the last few years and now it will start overperforming and help lead the economy toward a better growth path and helping offset the cuts
to chris, sabrina, nathan, and ben. love you guys. happy holidays. >>> good morning. i'm carol costello. significant health scare for secretary of state hillary clinton. she is in a new york hospital this morning undgoing treatment for a blood clot. doctors think it is tied to a fall and concussion she suffered earlier this month. we now have aerials of the fatal bus crash in oregon that killed nine people and injured at least 26. the charter bus was returning sunday morning to vancouver, british columbia, for las vegas when it skidded on ice and crashed through a guard rail. the cause of the crash is now under investigation. >>> and there is word venezuelan president hugo chavez is suffering from new complications in his cancer treatment. venezuela's vice president says chavez's state of health is delicate. chavez is undergoing treatment in cuba. he has not been seen in public for weeks. >>> and one hour from now we're going to learn more about the terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. now, a senate committee will discuss its findings on that september 11th siege that killed
could get really volatile next week if ben austen this situation. host: cliff talks down to the wire. guest: that's right. majority leader harry reid yesterday said we might not even have time to get a deal even if we reach an agreement, just because of the mechanics of the house and senate and how long it takes to pass legislation. i think if they get a deal, they can somehow get it through. there's no room for error. if they come out of the meeting at the white house today and everyone shrugged their shoulders and says there's no way we can do this, that sends a signal to the american people that we are going over the cliff. you think?doe guest: we're going over the cliff probably. republicans are so dug in on this issue. they got into the house and senate based on their views on taxes, medicare, social security. it is hard to imagine in the next three days they will have some huge concession and reversed the views they have held 20, 30, 40 years. at the same token, maybe they will say what will happen to the economy is so damaging that i have to compromise my position, and that wi
report out about the ben ghazi, libya attack. it -- benghazi, libya attack. some republicans have questioned whether the president's staff may have rewritten the statements for political reasons. >>> 7:49. tonight, vigils will be held in two east bay communities for a young woman what died after being gang raped in india. the attack has sparked outrage for demonstrators calling for more protection from women. and local will hold a vick criminal at the hindu tell -- vigil at the hindu temple. >>> oakland police are offering a reward up to $15,000 for information leading to a conviction in the fatal shooting of a teenaged girl. police say 15-year-old jubrille johnson and a 14-year-old boy, a male friend, were walking to the coliseum b.a.r.t. station in east oakland sunday afternoon when they were shot in broad daylight. jubrille johnson was killed. the 14-year-old was shot in the foot and is expected to recover. now howard jorden is asking for the community's help identifying the shooter who may be as young as -- as young as 13. >> it's very, very, disheartening and embarrassing to
cuts. the concern we have and that is prompted by ben bernanke or the congressional budget office or lot of outsiders, looking at the way the fiscal cliff is structured, where finds that it actually has too much debt as a production, and i say that as someone who generally does not worry about too much depth as a production, because politicians are so unlikely to reduce the deficit much, but if we went over the cliff, there would be in too what steps the production. takes a wax and domestic discretionary spending -- it takes a big whack at domestic discretionary spending. so we should replace the fiscal cliff with more thoughtful deficit-reduction. make sure that you reduce the deficit in a way that is phased in gradually so we don't seem too much this year. we are all aware the economy's not going as well as it should be. if there's a way to do this more gradually, it would be better for the economy, but you need to lock in the changes so we know we are serious and stick with them, and that it is done more thoughtfully. so that it is an across-the- board hit at many but not all p
, benning your legs like that, and with the concussion, one of the things she was told was to rest. not easy for her to do, i can tell you for a fact. that may be part of the inactivity. >> and we don't know what the cause is. back in 1998, it was deep vain thrombosis. >> dvt, a clot in one of the leg veins, in and of itself, not a problem, but it can break off and go to the lungs, called a pulmonary embolism, she is on blood thinners, and you treat the brain clot. this is within one of the blood vessels in her legs. they haven't told us. >> what do they do about this? once you have had an episode of dvt, what's the treatment? >> blood thinners, you want to tip the balance a little bit so you are more likely to break up the clot. the downside, rumor likely to bleed if you injure yourself. it's a careful balance and that's the monitoring in the hospital right now. >> i heard people say if you travel a lot you should take the low-dose aspirin is that true? >> baby aspirin. a lot of people take it for all sorts of reasons. >> i like the flavor. >> orange. >> orange flavor. >> and it will keep y
caught you talking with senator ben nelson of nebraska. here's what he said. >> if we don't have a deal within the next 24 hours, the question is where do you buy a parachute? looks like we'll be going over the cliff. because the closer we get to the end, the less likely it is you're going to be able to compress an agreement into place that will have enough votes to pass. >> compress is probably a nicer word, ram it through is probably what is going to have to happen in order to -- listen, he just said 24 hours, lisa, to reach an agreement. let's say that happens. maybe some kind of deal at the white house today. what would the mechanics of rushing the deal through congress and getting it passed into law in the next few days, give me those mechanics. >> okay. let's break it down so people are really clear on how this could possibly happen. there are some hurdles that congress would have to get passed, some they set up themselves. the first, the house has a 72-hour rule, they have to have bills printed, 72 hours before they vote on them. but the house has gotten around that before. they
. that means pushing back on the benefits. they are fringe ben 50s of the military and there is it a lot of uncertainty for you and your family. they are the most population in the united states. moving from base to base. you don't know what type of access you are going to get. they are indiscriminate. >> and you are likely to see a increase in tricare. explain that. right now tricare fees have not gone up the way health care fees have gone up in the civilian side. there is a depressed for sometime . you can see them dramatical low increased and three times as much as they are today . they could pay $600 or less than that . there is big increases in what they are paying for tricare. >> and defense contractors. it will not be purchased again . pete, thank you for joining us . happy new year and hopefully better news in the new year. >> coming up. mickey mouse on mercurrie . coolest out year . live to times scare . it is a chilly morning with a sneak preview of the preps underway and people are starting to gather out there already. at 100 calories or less, there are plenty of reasons peopl
comprise the seven republicans and seven democrats to spearhead with john warner, john mccain, and ben nelson. it was born to avert an institutional crisis as a result of repeated, systematic filibustering of president bush's judicial nominees in the senate. in response, the republican majority were going to exercise the nuclear option and it would have jettisoned longstanding rules requiring 60 votes to end a filibuster. the 60-vote threshold has always been protecting the rights of the minority, but when it becomes just a simple majority vote? how that happened? it would have had enormous implications for the future of the senate. just as we were about to cross the political rubicon, the gang of 14 forced a pact based on mutual trust that we would only support a filibuster under what we labeled as extraordinary circumstances and we would oppose the nuclear option. it embodies the very manifestation of the power of sense is building. as this body contemplates changes to its rules in the next congress, i would urge all my colleagues who are returning to follow the gang of 14 and exerci
ben in london. six minutes away right now from the new year in london. you're looking at live pictures over there. we'll show you some of the excitement at the top of the hour. we're still more than five hours away from new year's eve here on the eastern time zone of the united states. looking at live pictures from times square right now. the party is already getting started, as it always done a little earlier. in key west florida, that's where john zarrella is standing by. walk us through what is happening tonight in key west, john. >> reporter: sure, wolf. they have been partying all day in key west. we're on duval street, home of the famous bourbon street pub and the red stiletto. that's where sushi the drag queen will be coming down in the shoe at midnight. we're staped down here, been down here for ten years and the crowd is gathering. folks who wanted to be in "the situation room," right? >> right. >> where are you from? >> indiana. >> indiana? >> where the snow is deep. >> it's colder there than here? >> quite a bit. >> where are you from? >> jacksonville, illinois. >> chilly up
heard from senator ben nelson. if we can, let's play that sound bite from a few hours ago. we don't have that sound bite ready at the moment. i'm sorry about that. what senator nelson said was the next 24 hours are the window if something doesn't happen in this next day, then there may be no chance of getting a fiscal cliff deal by january 1st. so that's along the lines of what senator reid is also saying. here we are, critical hours yet again. >> they are running out of days, as you know. we'll get back to you when you get that statement from senator mcdonnell. thanks so much. >> you got it. >>> cnn's chief correspondent ali velshi has a lose closer look at how lawmakers and president obama got themselves in this mess in the first place. >> now we've passed a bold package of tax relief for america's families and businesses. >> it starts more than a decade ago when then president george w. bush initiated a series of tax cuts for all americans but it's a deal with the devil. the cuts, which are politically expedient but costly to government expire in ten year's time. >> both houses of con
is #fiscalcliff. ben says "still hard for me to believe that the house will force the nation ought the fiscal cliff into recession, which is what amending this bill would do." "i just finished reading the senate bill. this is not a bad deal, it is however only one step, many to go." "the fiscal cliff deal is an increase in taxes to support wasteful government spending. nothing to celebrate over." "we are getting a raw deal. more taxes. no cuts. not the way to balance a budget." >> we're going to take a call from daenny. caller: good afternoon. i want to say that it is a shame washington cannot get its act together and do its job on this fiscal cliff. i seriously believe that if they do not get a dozen in this congress that the 113th congress will get it done. host: the hundred 13 congress comes in on thursday. we will be live from capitol hill with that. in the meantime we have at least today and tomorrow of the 112th congress. michelle is in palm bay, a republican. caller: i wish responding to the comments earlier when the guest baker was on about well for -- welfare reform. i see way too ma
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